The Widow's Children

The Widow's Children

Book - 1976
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On the eve of their trip to Africa, Laura and her husband, Desmond, host a bon voyage party in a New York City hotel room that turns into a bitter, claustrophobic clash of family resentment. Laura is hiding the knowledge that her mother, the family matriarch, died of a heart attack that morning.
Publisher: New York : E.P. Dutton and Co., Inc., 1976.
ISBN: 9780525233770
Branch Call Number: FIC Fox
Characteristics: 224 p.


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Sep 29, 2015

Set in the early 1970s in New York City, this story takes place over 24 hours and portrays the bitter and claustrophobic relationships of a family and friends. Fox revisits territory familiar from her memoir about her horrible family. The book is oddly contemporary.

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